Saturday, December 19, 2009

I MOVED!!!!!!!!

For all of those who read this blog, I will eventually come back and do more of homemaking, cooking and stuff like that (JUST ME) kinda a thing, but for now, I am concentrating more on The Landon Journey Blog at this moment so I want you to all go and check that out! See you there!!!

-Emilee Landon

Sunday, August 30, 2009

For The Beauty Of The Earth

So today I woke up and had time to go out and spend a few minutes with my four horses that are here instead of up at work. While I was driving out, on Sunday's I always listen to "The Sounds Of Sunday" on one of our local radio stations and a talk came on about this lady who took a whole summer to live in the middle of nowhere, of course where it is beautiful, and enjoy the beauty of the earth. She started with first using the fresh water from rain since there was no well or running water in the house. Then she had to use propane instead for cooking and lighting since there was no electricity. Now, I know all of us can't spend a whole summer out of our busy lives to just go enjoy the earth, this beautiful, amazing earth God has created for us, but we need to each day savor just a bit of it. Today as I was driving out I watched the Blue sky with the white fluffy pillow looking clouds and it just instantly made me happy. Then I thought about the sun, and how when I got out of the car I Instantly felt warm. I looked around after I turned the horses out and was playing with the cats how beautiful it was. The fields of green, alfalfa, corn, and gardens full of flowers surround our property. The sound of the water running near our property from the river that is just right around the corner. The yellow fields freshly plowed of wheat and barley. The birds chirping and flying about. This earth is SO beautiful. God has blessed us so amazingly that I think sometimes we just take advantage of it. I know I do at times. I hope each of you can take a little time out of each day, either in the morning, or afternoon, or even gaze at the moon and starts at night, and be thankful to be blessed in such a beautiful world. I am so blessed right now to have one more week to spend up in Island Park. The wildlife is AMAZING, and the wildflowers are slowly dwindling, but I still love the smell, the pine trees, the sage brush, the birds and squirrels. It all is just so amazing and I am thankful for every minute that I have left in it! Take time to listen to the song "for the beauty of the earth" by the tabernacle choir or your favorite composer and listen to the words as you bask in this amazing world we have.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saving's!!!!

Ok, So lets get this straight! Me + Savings....never been very good at! I'm one of those impulsive, when I have money I wanna spend it kinda people...never the penny pincher, oh this will be so good to save..no, nope, never me!!! BUT...I started thinking more seriously lately about life and money and savings and bills and all that fun stuff and thought to myself "this impulsiveness is not gonna work much longer"! So, I have three more paychecks from this summer job and I decided that I'm going to save some money from each, and then also start saving little amounts no matter where i work and how much I make either too! I need to start cracking down and getting to business! ;-) Plus, once I do eventually get married, things are just gonna pay for themselves, so I believe having a little cushion before should be a good idea right! So i'm on the quest for books, websites, blogs, advice whatever you guys got out there for saving, being frugal, not getting into and getting out of debt (which I am not in but don't want to happen obviously)! So any of you know of anything let me know!



On another note I've been doing a lot of study, scriptures, ensign, church books, sunday school and relief society manuals and all that stuff and have been really craking down and learning SO much! Every morning I wake up with Joy and Peace! I look forward to what is ahead instead of scared or worried..ect.! I just feel that I have gone through so many trials and before thought that it was SO unfair..No I look forward to trials because each one brings me SO much closer to Heavenly Father and so much more straighter on the path as well.

Other then all this great stuff, I gotta get ready for a ride for the day, then i'm off to buy some skor candy bars to make some Chocolate Chip Skor Cookies for Jordan this weekend, so be ready for a post on that! Then, dinner, laundary, shower, study and bed! Then I do it all over again! ;-0

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hello World....AGAIN!!!!


Ok, I Know...I am a procrastinator!!! Well, not really. I just have been busy! Life is really good though lately...To keep you up to date, I am living in Island Park, Idaho. I live on a ranch and take out guided horse rides 4 times a day and it pretty much like everyone says, is a vacation job, with the bonus of a REALLY good pay! ;-) But, sad story, I only have two weeks left! So....that means, I get to start blogging more agian because I will know have interenet ALL the time! ;-)! We don't get any service in our little bunk house but I do get it in the office, when i'm there! But all in all, this summer has been really awesome! I'll post a few pictures that I have and will post some more this next weekend or sooner or later when I get the time! ;-) Other then that things are way way awesome! ;-)
I have so much planned once I move home around labor day! My sister christie from "Pretty Paper Blog" moved up here to good ol' idaho with her husband, two kids, dog and cat, and I am SOOO happy about it, since I LOVE hanging out with my sister and my mom its gonna be awesome. We can scrapbook, quilt, cook, workout, hangout, watch girlie flicks and read all our books and just be close! I Love having family being so close, its my FAVORITE! But, thats some exciting news, then I have SERVERAL friends planning weddings, and hopefully soon mine! :-) (Nothing official yet, don't get to excited, but its me hoping ;-) ) So wedding bells are in the air EVERYWHERE so its going to be fun planing and being in all of this fun weddings! Also, I will be hopefully going to the temple soon, which is one of my BIGGEST goals this year, and I am so at peace and feel SO much joy in my life, and I LOVE my ward and all the girls and guys that are in it. EVERYONE is so talented and spiritual that it makes me want to be a better person as well as share all the talents and knowledge they have as well! Then all of us girls and some of us guys are on healthy workout kicks, so theres going to be much more working out, then eating out! ;-) So that will mean more pics of food and yummy meals and recipes for you all as well! But all in all, It just is a great time! I have so many goals and things that I want to do and its just going to be awesome! Oh, and I may be starting to watch the two little girls and two boys I watched this spring agian too so i'll be having some way fun crafty ideas as well..so just get set, cause we are going to be going all out this fall...nothing's going to stop me now!!!!!
ANYWAYS.......Here's some quick pictures to share!



( Mamma and Baby Moose right before turning on the road to the ranch about 7am)

(Banita! The daltons ex barrel racer now trail guide sporting the cowboy clown look)


(On my way up on night to Island Park right before hitting Ashton)


(Jordan and I on my Birthday going to Wild West & Playmill)
Like I said I do have TONS more pictures and will post em all soon, but these are some teezers for now! ;-)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Advice from Elder Busche

My mom gave this for FHE and it really made me feel AWESOME and everyone really liked it! Just a little uplifter for the day! ;-) Im headed to Women's Conference Tomorrow with my mom and we're going to stay with my grandparents till saturday morning and then head home maybe do some little shoppin' but really going to feel the spirit and listen to talks and stuff! Im super excited! I'll post when I get back..sorry i've been busy with kids and all that great stuff! I'm gonna post a few pics up of me and the girls too right before this! ;-)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Grace






"We need grace both to overcome sinful weeds and to grow divine flowers. "

— Elder Bruce C. Hafen,April 2004

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dreams


So, last night I had a really random, sad dream. I don't really understand how I have them but sometimes its when I am just really relaxed and others are when i've had to take a sleeping aid cause I have problems falling asleep. Anyways, I had a dream about these two sweet puppies. These are pictures from our Florida trip. Two from driving and the other two while in Pheonix watching Courtney's sister Bridgette's soccer game. The one above is "Spud" and the one below is "Barley" Basically..Spud is courtney's and Barley got attached to me, but is for my other friend Dallas, Courtney's other sister. But, besides the fact that I LOVE them both and wished and prayed that I could keep Barley, they LOVE florida and LOVE their new family!

So, Here's the dream in the bits that I do remember it. We were giving these two adorable puppies away, and we met a the church, which was the church I used to go to in california, and I remember the place and everything so well, I knew it was there. Anyways, these people came and got them in this huge explore or expedition, I don't really know, but anyways, the pups didn't want to leave, and well we didn't want them to go, but what happened next was, they had this door that was slanted and somehow I freaked, but everyone was don't worry they'll be fine...well I had this not good feeling in my stomach and wanted to drive down the road to make sure they didn't jump out, and well to my horror, spud was on the road first, we went the opposite direction as them, and he was well, gone, and so by then i'm bailing and freaking out, like everyone would know I would act, and well we couldn't see Barley until someone was like "there she is in the grass." I ran out to her and she was still alive but there was blood everywhere and it looked like one side of her was just mushed. All I remember after that is that they both lived, they both grew up and were both extermely beautiful dogs and everything was happy.........

K, I know really weird! I just don't understand dreams sometimes. All I know is that these puppies are safe! In florida, and will not be going to any new home anytime soon! Oh man, it was weird.


So, if any of you had any weird dreams like me, let me know, so I know I'm not the only strange one here! ;-) Although, with my luck I am! I miss these pups and going out to see them every morning or night out with the horses, but one thing that it did show me is that I AM NOT ready for another pup just yet! I hope everyone has had a wonderful day! I am going in a few hours to meet with Kim and her girls and meet the boys because tomorrow I start the first day of watching them! WOOHOO! Also tomorrow I find out about the ranch! We'll see, and I know no matter what I will be doing the best thing and the right thing for myself at this time! Oh, and i'll be posting Florida pic's soon! Love you All!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

" If There Were No Horses"

"God forbid that I should go to any heaven where there are no horses."
- Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham

I LOVE the song "Wild Horse" by Natasha Bedingfield. It is in one of my FAVORITE moives Flicka! If you haven't heard it, its in my playlist at the bottom of this page if not search it on you tube! The words to it decribe how I feel a lot of the time, and for me, most people know me and horses mesh pretty well. In the song she say's "It happened so fast, How do I turn this thing around, Is this the bed I chose to make, It's greener pastures I'm thinking about, Hmm, wide open spaces far away, All I want is the wind in my hair, To face the fear but not feel scared." When I get on my horse, and ride, the wind in my hair, the rush that I feel, can't be described. It's like a drug! I can throw all my worries out in the wind, and just ride. It's exilarting!


" The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different."
- Hippocrates

The just of the song, is how she feels about someone, how she wants to just be free, and not be worried about telling them how she feels, and to just love them without fear, or being closed in (by fences). Its not how I feel, but there is times when I do feel like I just want to be free, say whatever I feel, do whatever I want! Wild Horses are AMAZING! I'm kinda jealous and I bet my own horses are jealous of them as well!


" We call them dumb animals, and so they are for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less, because they have no words."
- Anna Sewell (Author of Black Beauty)


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Still In Florida.....

Greeting's All!!!...So I've been in Florida since the 15th-16th, it tooks us 5 days, 4 nights to get here but so far being here as been so worth it...the drive here was well..let me say interesting...but all in all being here as really given me a really good perspective on life and right now I want to thank all of the people that have helped me be able to go on this trip! It truelly is one that I'm never going to forget! I have taken over 300 pictures so far so be ready for some fun pics! We've done soo much as well as just relaxed as well, but I will probably get some jet-lag coming home! We are going to be at the airport tomorrow 1 am here but 11pm in Idaho, then our plain leaves at 5:20am we have two lay overs, one is charollette and one in phenoix and then we get to salt lake, where my mom is picking courtney and I up, and then...we head back to rexburg! It will be a long day, and it will be great to be back home agian and start doing normal life stuff, like working out which I horribly actually miss a ton! But, as soon as I get back, get ready for some fun pics and fun stories about my trip!
Oh and some exciting news...I got a job for sure being a Nanny...DON'T WORRY..it's not scam this time! I met the little girls and mom and LOVE THEM to death, so for sure I have a job when I get back with them, but a friend of mine, Hiedi, told me that Eagle Ridge is hiring two wrangles for the summer, and for those of u that don't know, its in Island Park, and it used to be known as Jacob's Island Park Ranch, and I worked there every summer, well helped out, and then I really did live on my own and work up there with my friend melody too from california and LOVED IT! I really ulimatly wanted to work up at a ranch this summer, and this one is by far my choice out of all of them, well because its like my home away from home! I LOVE IT! but I emailed the Daltons, whom our family and i am very close to because there son Daniel served his mission in our hometown in Cali and he told us that his family was taking over management of the ranch, so I am so freakin excited that they emailed me back telling me to come up this weekend and meet with them and check everything out and see if i can work up there this summer! My friend Hiedi is coming up to because she is looking for a place to work as well because she wan't to stay in Idaho too..oh she's from Kansas!!!! But everything pray for me, I really really want this job, i think it would honestly be the best thing for me right now..but no matter what i have another job if it doesn't work, but this would be by far my choice! So i'll probably know more in the next few weeks but YAY!!!!!!! Just wanted to let you all know! We'll I'm going to get back to having some fun...I'll talk to you all soon! LOVE YA ALL TONS! -EM

Thursday, March 5, 2009

When I Find Him, He Should.....Beginning Part 1

"Love should create an "us" without destroying "me"."



What I Look For When I think of the Man of My Dreams.......


So, I've decided to start a series of things that I look for in my future spouse, what I believe love should be and how I feel I should be shown love and so forth. I decided it randomly today when I was working out, watching couples and watching movies seeing things that effect me and things that repulse me. And I am a romantic at heart and why not talk about love, since I love well Love!


So this is what I want men to know...You have it all wrong, you dont understand all the qualities we want and need, and you seem to market yourself as something totally different then what we need and want as well. Of course every girl wants a guy that is attractive right, but we aren't as into looks and money as you think that we are. SO, stop trying to impress us girls with materilistic things and listen up to this..... here I will start to explain qaulities I want............
HONESTY -
This is one of the most important characteristics to have. I don’t want to waist my time wondering if you’re cheating on me. And I want you to be clear on your interest in me. I don’t want to play games.
HARD WORKING & GOAL ORIENTED -
Who doesn’t like a person that’s hard working? A man that is lazy is not one I’d like to date. I enjoy a man who enjoys his job and has goals and a vision for his career path. It’s okay if you’re not where you’d like to be in your career as long as you are working toward a goal. A man that places importance on his job and his future always gets my attention. A big turn-off is a man who has trouble holding down a job. That signals a red flag for me.
SENSE OF HUMOR -
Some of the best relationships I had were with men who were funny. I love dating a guy who knows how to make me laugh. Life can be so serious at times. It’s great to be able to let loose and laugh a bit. This characteristic comes in handy when you’re going through a rough time. There have been many occasions that laughter has picked my mood up during hard times.
RELIABILITY -
I like to be able to count on my man at all times. I need to feel that you will be there for me even when we go through troubled times.
SHARED VALUES -
Some say that opposites attract. However, in my opinion that can’t be further from the truth. Women like men who share the same ideas and values. We like our men to have the same thoughts as us on politics, religion, having babies, etc…Without sharing the same vision, it’s not worth engaging in a long standing relationship.
K, so these are just a few random but VERY VERY important characteristics and qaulities I and I know most girls look for in a guy...So next time I post about this I will give some more! Feel free ladies that read my blog to give some stuff on how you feel about qaulities of your man or one you are looking for or a good example! And guys...you can always but in as well! There's nothing better then a guys opinion! ;-) Well, I better get back to work, but feel free to comment and I'll be back with plenty more parts to this new subject! ;-) It is one of my favorites!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

In The End, We Make Things Right Agian.....


In life, I don't know what will happen. We can plan things, hope for things, even do things, but we do not know what the future holds. We have to leave it to him, who knows only what is in store for us. I don't understand sometimes why certian feelings come and then go, and sometimes I don't know how I did things in the past and I don't know how there going to benifit to me in the future, but I do know that i'm on a track that hopefully is right, that will lead me to what I hope is what is for me. We all wonder what we came here for, what we need to accomplish and if it will be good enough and sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't, and life is about making mistakes. We wouldn't learn anything if we didn't. Sometimes as well, we think we are doing exactly what we are suppose to be doing and then one day it just doesn't. How do we explain that to all that is around us? How do we explain loving someone and then having to let them go because you know if doesn't feel right?! I don't.....But.....I do know that when we come to these crossroads in life, if it is either something we do or do not want to do, we will find happiness and be blessed for every good step we take. Everytime we listen to the Holy Ghost and do what is right in the eyes of the Lord, we will be blessed. My bishop taught me this last sunday that we cannot not be blessed for doing right. If we aren't then God wouldn't be a God. He has to give us blessings, and he is the only one who knows that we truely did right, and he is the only one that can. It was interesting to to find out that He knows even if we will do wrong agian, and he still has to give us a blessing. Just as he knew that Judah was going to betray him, he still gave him blessings because he obeyed and was worthy of them. He couldn't sit there and be like "well he's going to betray me, so why should I give him a blessing?" He had to, because he is God and he wouldn't be if he didn't obey the laws himself. I thought that to be really powerful to me. It gave me a really good outlook ok doing good and making the right choices and recieving blessings. I thought about it the last two days, thinking, "What if I was him, and I knew all, and I had to give blessings, and knew that those would betray or make the wrong choices, that would be hard, but if I myself had never not betrayed and fallen and always followed the laws to be the person I was, I would understand, just as he does." Kinda crazy thinking but it got my brain going so it was a good thing.
I just know that no matter what happens today, tomorrow or even what happened in the past, we will be alright. We will get through the rough patches, we will come out happy and overall, if what we are living and searching for is eternal life and happiness, it will be ours if we follow the laws and commandments. I know this to be very true, and it is the one thing as well that will get us through this crazy life we have, and even though sometimes we feel like we can't, that day you do, you will be surprised, and you will thank him for everything, and will not turn back agian.
Amen